9, 10, 11, 12 OCTOBER 2021 | 8 PM

The world-famous choreographer returns to Plovdiv on 9, 10, 11 & 12 October with one of the biggest productions in dance history – TRANSVERSE ORIENTATION.

Following the worldwide success of THE GREAT TAMER Dimitris Papaioannou, the star of the international dance scene, is creating his largest performance to date. For the first time in our recent history, a Bulgarian cultural organization supports a world-class artist in the field of contemporary performing arts. ONE DANCE WEEK is among the prestigious list of co-producers of a large-scale project. These include the Onassis Foundation in Athens, the legendary Sadler’s Wells Theater in London, the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, the Biennale of Dance in Lyon, the Naples Festival, the Grec Festival in Barcelona, ​​the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Torinodanza and others.

The Bulgarian audience will be among the first in the world to have the opportunity to see the new work of one of the most successful and significant artists in the field of contemporary dance.



A production of Onassis STEGI.

The presentation of TRANSVERSE ORIENTATION during ONE DANCE WEEK, and the realization of the FOCUS GREECE is made possible with the support of Onassis STEGI, Athens.


Transverse Orientation (2021)

Conceived – Visualized + Directed by Dimitris Papaioannou

With Damiano Ottavio Bigi, Šuka Horn, Jan Möllmer, Breanna O’Mara, Tina Papanikolaou, Łukasz Przytarski, Christos Strinopoulos, Michalis Theophanous

Music : Antonio Vivaldi

Set Design : Tina Tzoka & Loukas Bakas

Sound Composition + Design : Coti K. 

Costume Design : Aggelos Mendis

Collaborative Lighting Designer : Stephanos Droussiotis

Music Supervisor : Stephanos Droussiotis

Sculptures + Special Constructions – Props : Nectarios Dionysatos  

Mechanical Inventions : Dimitris Korres 

Creative – Executive Producer + Assistant Director : Tina Papanikolaou

Assistant Directors + Rehearsal Directors : Pavlina Andriopoulou & Drossos Skotis

Assistant to the Set Designers : Tzela Christopoulou

Assistant to the Sound Composer : Martha Kapazoglou

Assistant to the Costume Designer : Aella Tsilikopoulou

Special Constructions – Props Assistant : Eva Tsambasi

Photography + Cinematography : Julian Mommert

Technical Director : Manolis Vitsaxakis

Assistant to the Technical Director Marios Karaolis

Stage Manager – Sound Engineer + Props Constructions : David Blouin  

Props Master : Tzela Christopoulou

Lighting Programmer : Stephanos Droussiotis

Costumes Construction : Litsa Moumouri, Efi Karantasiou, Islam Kazi

Stage Technicians : Kostas Kakoulidis, Evgenios Anastopoulos, Panos Koutsoumanis

Lighting Constructions : Miltos Athanasiou

Silicone Baby made by : Joanna Bobrzynska-Gomes

Props Team : Natalia Fragkathoula, Marilena Kalaitzantonaki, Timothy Laskaratos, Anastasis Meletis, Antonis Vassilakis

Executive Production : 2WORKS in collaboration with POLYPLANITY Productions 

Executive Production Associate : Vicky Strataki 

Executive Production Assistant : Kali Kavvatha

Props Production Manager : Pavlina Andriopoulou

International Relations + Communications Manager : Julian Mommert

A production of : ONASSIS STEGI 

To be first performed at ONASSIS STEGI (2021)

Co-Produced by : Festival d’Avignon, Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2021, Dance Umbrella / Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Fondazione Campania dei Festival – Napoli Teatro Festival Italia, Grec Festival de Barcelona, Holland Festival – Amsterdam, Luminato (Toronto) / TO Live, New Vision Arts Festival (Hong Kong), Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Saitama Arts Theatre / ROHM Theatre Kyoto, Stanford Live / Stanford University, Teatro Municipal do Porto, Théâtre de la Ville – Paris / Théatre du Châtelet, UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance

With the support of : Festival Aperto (Reggio Emilia), Festival de Otoño de la Comunidad de Madrid, HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts, National Arts Centre (Ottawa), New Baltic Dance Festival, ONE DANCE WEEK Festival, P.P. Culture Enterprises Ltd, TANEC PRAHA International Dance Festival, Teatro della Pergola – Firenze, Torinodanza Festival / Teatro Stabile di Torino – Teatro Nazionale

Funded by the : Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports

Dimitris Papaioannou’s work is supported by MEGARON – THE ATHENS CONCERT HALL

ONE DANCE WEEK 2021 is organised with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria and is part of the Legacy Program of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019.

TRANSVERSE ORIENTATION is presented with the support of ONASSIS STEGI.

Photographs by Julian Mommert: